Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 by mayurarpunniyar


									  Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8

Microsoft Windows has already demonstrated Windows 8 preview of its new features in
Microsoft conference Build. Though, it is the fact that the shown demonstrations are not
yet completed. There are some key differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8
which are given here below-

If we talk about Windows 7 operating system, then no doubt it is good operating system
to experience. It is among second best OS liked by the world after the Windows XP.
Windows 7 includes many fabulous features which are creating history but no doubt, it
also has some troublesome which is making people think of switching to Windows 8
operating system. Windows 8 on the other hand, has been tried to be the operating
system for tablets to televisions. Microsoft Windows has already ruled the desktops and
laptops and its next target is tablets, ultra books and televisions.

The differences which Microsoft Windows brings to Windows 8 in comparison to
Windows 7 are as follows-

Windows Touch friendly features
The main difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 comes with its metro style
interface that provides live title of rectangle shape which has replaced the icon pattern in
Windows 8. In Windows 7 operating system, software shortcuts are in the form of icons.
As far as the touch interface is concerned then Windows 7 supports touch interface but
not that much, what was expected. So, Windows 8 comes with true touch interface for
Metro style apps. It is fast way of accessing data by using an improved on-screen
keyboard and handwriting recognition.

Windows ARM processor support
Windows 7 is fully compatible and supportive for x86 processors which is build for
traditional home computers but the hint of Windows 8 operating system has changed this
current scenario such that Windows 8 offers support for devices running on ARM
processor. ARM processor designs are used for growing number of devices. Microsoft
Windows is excited to implement ARM processor in its upcoming devices.

Windows based cloud computing
Earlier, it was not possible to store large amount of data on servers but cloud computing
have made it possible. Windows 7 is not representing cloud based services but Windows
8 does. We know that Microsoft Windows will come with central cloud integration in
Windows 8 operating system. It is representing synchronized data for a Skydrive which
interface settings between PC's browsing and other photos which is being shared among
multiple platforms.

Windows based apps store
Windows 8 operating system introduces new app store in which different apps is
implemented for various devices and settings on right of the screen. The settings section
includes contextual apps like volume, brightness, restart and power options. You can
share content, links, app reviews, contacts, metro apps, facebook and twitter applications
with your friends or colleagues. Windows 8 store offers both desktop apps and
ecosystem for developers. On the other hand, Windows 7 OS is missing all these

Windows Start button replaced
On one side, Windows 8 is inheriting Windows 7 features like using same tile interface
as used in Windows Phone 7 but on the other hand Windows 8 hints to Windows start
button replacement. It is creating flexibility such that only best possible outputs are
selected from Windows 7 and others are considered on basis of future predication.

Multiple monitors support in Windows
Microsoft announced that customers can use more than one monitor to connect with
Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 PC management allows customers to use
multiple monitors at same time. It means Windows 8 offers flexibility by allowing start
screen at one monitor and desktop in another. Customer can also choose taskbar on both
screens with different icons on each monitor. Moreover, you can play with background
images as well by changing it separate on each monitor. Such support is not available
with Windows 7 operating system

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